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Acorna's People (The Acorna Series) Paperback – July 6, 2000

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Book 3 of 10 in the Acorna's Universe Series

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"Combining colorful characterizations, lots of fast-paced action, and a decided sense of menace...this is entertaining fare indeed." -- -- Booklist on the Acorna series

"Combining colorful characterizations, lots of fast-paced action, and a decided sense of menace...this is entertaining fare indeed." -- Booklist on the Acorna series --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey is considered one of the world's leading science fiction writers. She has won the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as six Science Fiction Book Club awards for her novels. Brought up in the United States, she is now living in Ireland with her Maine Coon cats and a silver Weimaraner. She is best known for her unique Dragonriders of Pern series. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the author of twenty-three science fiction and fantasy novels, including the 1989 Nebula Award-winning The Healer's War and the Powers series, co-written with Anne McCaffrey, as well as the popular Godmother series and the Gothic fantasy mystery, The Lady in the Loch. She lives in a Victorian seaport town in western Washington with her cats, beads and computer stuff.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Acorna Series (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Books (July 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552546593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552546591
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.9 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,420,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The Acorna series has grown from a curious, uninformed buy to my favorite Anne McCaffrey-collaboration series. I was instantly charmed by the young girl who they called "Acorna" in the first book, and after I had finished that book, waited for the sequel which had been promised. I soaked that one up, finding it to be even better than the first. I realized there were a few loose ends at the end of Acorna's Quest, but thought little of it. When I first saw an advertisement for Acorna's People, therefore, I literally cheered out loud!
Acorna's People did not let me down. From the beautiful cover (the first to actually get Acorna's features somewhat right, as well as the first I'd ever seen to use vanilla as the predominant color) to the wonderful typeface, and, oh, the story!
Anne McCaffrey brings out her very best in character creation skills once again, giving us Jonas Becker, a return to the grizzled space miners of the first book, and his delightful sidekick RK (Roadkill), and a deliciously horrible villain, along with a delightful cast of Liinyari to open up an entirely new direction for Acorna - once again.
I have always loved Anne's work, and, though I had not yet read her Scarborough collaboration, the Paytabe series, I am quite pleased with Elisabeth's contributions, which are admittably harder to spot than Margret Ball's in the first two novels - A tribute to their ability to work as a team. I won't say that a change of coauthors has done the series good - that wouldn't be fair to margaret, whose wonderful portrayal of Acorna on Kizdet first got me hooked on the series - but I will say a fresh writing style has opened up brand new worlds for Acorna (literally, even), and I eagerly await the next book in the series, already promised us after the next "Pegasus" novel.
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I loved the story and had to purchase the series. Books arrived in good condition. Purchased as a paperback since I borrow most hardcover books from the library. The library didn't have the whole series and I hate not being able to finish the story. I love all Anne McCaffrey's books and will read anything she wrote.
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Acorna's People is my favorite in the Acorna series. It is action-packed and romantic. Acorna is basically a full-grown Linyarii by this time and is prepared to choose a life mate. The one she chooses could have a book of his own, he has been through so much. This novel takes place on the new Linyarii home world and it is fascinating how Acorna has been introduced to her people and how she is coping with them on their planet. It is evident that Acorna has a little bit of the "barbaric" humans in her and it takes her awhile to get used to some of her people's customs. This novel is fast-paced and exciting. It is one of my new favorite books. There is deffinetely room for a sequel. I thought that a lot of things were left out of this trilogy. For example, we never found out if Acorna's body will stabilize or if in a few years she will be old. Overall, this book had a strong hold on me and I found it hard to put down. I give it five stars.
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Acorns finds her people but does not fit in. She finds the lost brother and thinks she has found her life mate but he needs more time to heal completely. In the mean time she has salvage to collect. Good read.
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I read this series as a young girl, again as a tween, then teen and now as a young adult. The series gets better every time I read it because as I age I see the events in the books unfold differently than the time before. A must have for any library.
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Having read the previous novels in this series, I thought Acorna would get more interesting as I read on. Now I really regret paying for this book, and unfortunately, I bought the rest of the series, too.
Acorna's adventures always seem to end well, maybe too well for me. I was interested by the Linyaari initially, but in this book, I found them rather annoying, actually. Maati was the only character I found halfway endearing or even vaguely relateable. The older Linyaari made me mad for reasons I can't say, and frankly, I probably will only bother keeping this book as a reference until I can trade it at the used bookstore.
Not worth the money!
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By Naomi DeBruyn on January 14, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
ACORNA'S PEOPLE , 4 ,

Acorna the unicorn girl was rescued at a very young age by three space miners who happened to stumble across an odd escape pod carrying the youngster. For all their gruffness and inexperience, the three did a very respectable job of raising the precocious child. Acorna grew up to be a very intelligent, resourceful, and caring young woman. With the ability to heal the hurts of others with her horn, Acorna also became a popular "Goddess-like" figure to many.

While saving a planet that was held hostage in the grasp of the Piper, Acorna made herself numerous friends. Children who had been slaves were free to have a decent life, no more working in brothels or mines, no more being ill-used at the hands of cruel adults. Acorna also managed to make herself an enemy, one who returns to the picture in this third book of the series. The daughter of the Piper seeks to eradicate the one who ruined an empire she would have ruled, and take revenge for the death of her father. Kisla is a very unstable personality, capable of great cruelty, and she hungers to make Acorna hurt.

Acorna managed to find her true people in the last installment, and the Linyaari are a peace-loving telepathic race. Sadly, when Acorna finally makes her way to them, they aren't exactly welcoming of this strange young woman with her aggressive ways. Danger has dogged Acorna all the way, although she didn't know it, and when her people disappear in a mysterious fashion in space, she decides to find out why.

With the help of Becker, a rather ribald trader in space junk, and his special temple cat Road Kill, also known as plain old RK, Acorna is able to locate the lost resting place of her ancestors.
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